Pilgrim Christian Church

Faith. Hope. Love...

Pilgrim Christian Church is a Loving congregation that gathers just off the Square in Chardon, Ohio. Whoever you are, wherever you are on Life's journey, you are welcome here!

January 25, 2018

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Children's Ministry
Thanks to Heather Penrod and Heather Wiley for supervising the youth group while they prepared food for Project Hope.  They cooked spaghetti and meatballs and prepared garlic bread and salad on Wednesday afternoon.  Then, on Thursday, they got everything ready and took it to Project Hope.  Noah Queen, Molly Gilles, Blake Brozic, Samara Ward, and Mykaela Penrod-Smith did a great job!  They plan to do it again in a few months.

Blessings, Vickie Craig   


Pilgrim Retreat:  Mark Your Calendar!
The annual retreat will be held Saturday, February 17 in the PCC sanctuary from 9 AM to 3 PM.  
A light breakfast will be available at 8:30 and lunch will be served at noon. 
The retreat has been renamed Pilgrim Retreat because it is not limited to Consistory. 
All members who are interested in participating in the direction and future of PCC are encouraged to come and participate.  
To allow us to plan for meals, please email Ginger Hannon at g.hannon@roadrunner.com if you plan to attend by Jan 31.
We look forward to your participation!


Book Club

The Pilgrim Christian Church Wednesday evening Book Club will begin 2018 with a new book study.  The first book of the year will be “Lies We Believe about God” by Wm. Paul Young.  We meet twice a month to discuss what we have read and share our beliefs and ideas.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us.  This month we will meet on Jan 17th and Jan 31th at 6:30pm in the Parlor at the church.  To get there just walk up the ramp in the alley between the fire station and the church, the door will be open!  
For the first class, we will read the first 7 chapters, which is only about 50 pages in the print version.  If we do not get through them all we will continue during our second meeting in January!

1.God loves us, but doesn’t like us
2.God is good, I am not
3.God is in control
4.God does not submit
5.God is a Christian
6.God wants to use me
7.God is more he than she

If you have any questions at all or just want to hear a bit more about the group, please call Chris Schmid at 440.667.9953.


Altar Flowers
A flower chart to sign up to donate flowers for the altar is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. List your name and if there is a memorial or honor in which the flowers are given. Both vases are a total of $30.00. Mark your donation as "Altar Flowers" and place it in the offering. If you wish a special arrangement to be ordered rather than the standard flowers, contact Cheryl in the office in sufficient time before your date so they can be ordered.


On February 1, 2018 we will begin making 1000 new Peace Cranes.  If you would like to help please join us at 7:00 PM.


On Monday, February 12 at 6:30 PM the Friendship Guild will meet at Barbara Inderlied’s.



Pilgrim Brass

The Pilgrim Brass Choir began as a pick-up quintet on June 11, 1989, when the group played at PCC’s worship service in Big Creek Park; the group stuck with it.

Brass members are mostly amateurs who love playing and love the Lord. The group’s main focus is to praise the Lord and inspire and help others to do so as well.  They credit the Lord for inspiring and enabling them to play well beyond their own expectations.  

The Brass has evolved over the years, expanding its ranks to include musicians from nearly a dozen different churches.  More than 70 musicians of varying abilities and ages have played with the Pilgrim Brass over the years; a core group has participated for decades.  

The Brass offers a unique opportunity to play in a small group of serious players, reading a wide variety of traditional music, and to find satisfaction in serving our churches and community.  

The group welcomes the inspiration of younger players and the opportunity to act as mentors to them.  It takes pride in mentoring younger players, many of whom have continued with music in their lives through teaching and occasional performance.  Any brass player with high school musical ability, and particularly one who feels called to this special ministry, is invited to join the Brass.

The Pilgrim Brass plays every few weeks in church services throughout Chardon and surrounding communities.  In additional, they perform at a number of seasonal events.  Most notably, they have participated in the performance of Messiah, sponsored by the Geauga Hunger Task Force, for over 20 years.  

They have performed at the Geauga Park District’s Winter Solstice observances and Chardon’s Ecumenical Ministry’s Thanksgiving services for more than a dozen years; and at Chardon’s Memorial Day observance over 15 years.  They have played at numerous weddings and funerals and presented an hour-long concert during Chardon’s bicentennial celebration.

Practices for this group are conducted at PCC on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

If you or someone you know are interested in joining Pilgrim Brass or would like information about their performance schedule or availability, please contact Steve Wick.